The Mothers ~ by Brit Bennett

Synopsis (from Goodreads): A dazzling debut novel from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community—and the things that ultimately haunt us most. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett’s mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about…

Mischling ~ by Affinity Konar

Synopsis:   “One of the most harrowing, powerful, and imaginative books of the year” (Anthony Doerr) about twin sisters fighting to survive the evils of World War II. Pearl is in charge of: the sad, the good, the past. Stasha must care for: the funny, the future, the bad. It’s 1944 when the twin sisters…

Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach

Ahoy, Ava! Welcome home, my sweet jet-setting twin! So glad you were able to wrest yourself away from your dazzling life in the City of Light; I hope my death hasn’t interrupted anything too crucial. Ava Antipova has her reasons for running away: a failing family vineyard, a romantic betrayal, a mercurial sister, an absent…

Snowbirds

Since it decided to snow like crazy in Wisconsin yesterday, I figured it would be the perfect time to review Snowbirds by Crissa-Jean Chappell and do a giveaway! When I started reading Snowbirds, the book seemed fairly straight forward: an Amish teen goes missing during Rumspringa and her best friend is on a mission to find…

The Hideaway- Lauren Denton

With a little bit of sweat and a whole lot of perseverance, Sara was able to discover much more than what she expected and, ultimately found her purpose at the Hideaway. The characters in this story were utterly delightful and the love story between Mags and William was heartwarming. I couldn’t help but transport myself to the idyllic town of Sweet Bay and immerse myself in the plot.

From Sand and Ash- Amy Harmon

This was one of my favorite pieces of the book. It made me just sit and think for a minute about we are passed on through our children. It was an amazing thought that family is not blood, yet those who we love, those we treat with kindness, and those we respect. I am a new reader of Amy Harmon, but I am now a fan of hers. This book is not just a book; it will stay with me. This is one of the reasons I love to read. Not many things in this life can touch you the way someone’s words do…

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak

Synopsis: A dazzling debut novel—at once a charming romance and a moving coming-of-age story—about what happens when a fourteen-year old boy pretends to seduce a girl to steal a copy of Playboy but then discovers she is his computer-loving soulmate. Billy Marvin’s first love was a computer. Then he met Mary Zelinsky. Do you remember…

My Not So Perfect Life- Sophie Kinsella

I really enjoyed this book! I have been reading a lot of psychological thrillers lately so I was needing a change. This was a light-hearted, funny read that I didn’t want to put down. I love the message knitted into the plot and, overall, it’s such a charming read!

Cozy Box – Giveaway!

It’s winter time and in the Midwest, that means sub-zero temperatures, tons of snow, and feeling cold to your core. We’re crossing our fingers that Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow tomorrow… or whatever means that Spring will come early this year. In the mean time, we’re sending warm, cozy wishes with our biggest giveaway…

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough- Final Thoughts

Happy Pub Day to Sarah Pinborough! Behind Her Eyes was an addicting read for us! We developed a love/hate relationship with the characters and we’re left guessing! We found it worthy of #wtfthatending— Check it out!!!!

My weekend excitement: #24in48

This past weekend (January 21 & 22) I participated in the 24in48 Readathon.  It’s an event I’ve skirted around the edges of for a while, dipped my toes into once before (I think I lasted all of 1 or 2 hours that time), and finally dove into this time around.  “What is the 24in48 Readathon?” you…

Behind Her Eyes- Part Two- Sarah Pinborough

Overall, I’m still unsure of who is more messed up: Adele or David. I almost feel bad for Louise, but she should have done a better job fending off the attractive-man-from-the-bar-who-turned-out-to-be-her-new-boss-who-is-married-to-a-stunningly-beautiful-but-kind-of-needy-woman.